Bug 64562 - Installer dies when installing on drive with unconfigured raid partitions
Summary: Installer dies when installing on drive with unconfigured raid partitions
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 64734
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-07 23:49 UTC by Nate Faerber
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-09 18:58:14 UTC
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Anaconda dump from install of simple_config1 (67.37 KB, text/plain)
2002-05-07 23:50 UTC, Nate Faerber
no flags Details
Anaconda dump from install of simple_config2 (67.61 KB, text/plain)
2002-05-07 23:51 UTC, Nate Faerber
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Description Nate Faerber 2002-05-07 23:49:24 UTC
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Description of problem:
While attempting fresh install on a SCSI based system (w/ aic7899 onboard),
anaconda dies while preparing the filesystem for install.  I partition my drives
using fdisk as follows:

        /dev/sda1  type=83
        /dev/sda2  type=82
        /dev/sda3  type=83
        /dev/sda4  type=fd

and then:
        /dev/sda1  type=83
        /dev/sda2  type=82
        /dev/sda3  type=83
        /dev/sda4  extended
        /dev/sda5  type=fd

and then assign them as follows:

        /dev/sda1  type=83  /boot  ext3 format=yes
        /dev/sda2  type=82  Linux swap
        /dev/sda3  type=83  /      ext3 format=yes
on both configs while leaving sda4 and/or sda5 alone.

I then select my packages and begin install but anaconda dies either shortly
after or during the formats of /dev/sda1-3

I have 2 anacdumps for each config.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. fdisk configure partitions as shown above
2. assign mount points as shown above
3. start installation of packages

Actual Results:  Anacond dumped and requests reboot (dumps attached)

Expected Results:  Installation should have proceeded to completeness.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nate Faerber 2002-05-07 23:50:18 UTC
Created attachment 56584 [details]
Anaconda dump from install of simple_config1

Comment 2 Nate Faerber 2002-05-07 23:51:31 UTC
Created attachment 56585 [details]
Anaconda dump from install of simple_config2

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-09 18:44:17 UTC
Why is there just one partition of type 0xfd?

Comment 4 Nate Faerber 2002-05-09 18:56:19 UTC
There is only one partition of type 0xfd in order to show the problem in the
simplest form.  We first discovered the problem while setting up 6 drives.  Each
drive had 6 partitions of type 0xfd, but we didn't configure them in Anaconda
because we have our own benchmarking scripts to do that afterwards.  I tested
several variations and they all died if you had an unconfigured 0xfd partition.
 I finally set all the partitions to typ 0x83 then after the install, changed
them all back to 0xfd.  I would like it to work the first way though.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-09 18:58:10 UTC
Ok thank you I understand now. I will forward this issue to a developer.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2002-05-10 22:34:52 UTC
Can you try using the update disk available at
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/73raid.img?  If you put that on a separate
floppy and boot with 'linux updates', inserting the disk when prompted, it
should fix the problem.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64734 ***

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